Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Andrist, Felix A. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
  • Anderson, Richard G. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
  • Williams, Marcela M. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
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economic activity; economic growth; Gross Domestic Product; industrial production; productivity; Switzerland
  • Abstract

    In this article, the authors provide an estimate of the real gross domestic product of Switzerland between 1914 and 1947. The estimate is obtained from published data on three other measures of Swiss economic activity during this period: net national product, industrial production, and the transport volume of Swiss railroads. These underlying series closely represent the economic growth of Switzerland, but they also seem unreasonably volatile as proxy measures of total production, and hence are filtered by moving averages. Although such smoothing might reduce the accuracy of the estimates, comparisons to United States data suggest any such loss is small.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1913 / 1947
    Time period: 1913--1947
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Switzerland
Collection Mode
  • The files submitted are and 0005rad.exe, which contain the data files SWISSGDP.XLS and swissgdp.rat, and and 0005rap.exe, which contain the program files Program1.prg and Program2.prg for Figures 1-10 and Tables 2-6 of the article. There is also a readme.txt file that describes the data and program files.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1223 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01223.v1
  • Andrist, Felix A., Anderson, Richard G., Williams, Marcela M.. Real output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.82, (3), 43-70.2000.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15